At a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, White House spokesperson Jay Carney said that President Obama and his team do have visuals of Osama Bin Laden's dead body that are "being reviewed," but he declined to "get into specifics." Tuesday morning, Drudge Report claimed that President Obama ... More >>
On Sunday night, Rolling Stone revealed to the world the disturbing existence of a United States "kill team," the members of which actively targeted, killed, mutilated and photographed innocent citizens of Afghanistan. "[A]fter six hard months soldiering in Afghanistan, a group of American in ... More >>
Seven men alleged to be narcotics and weapons traffickers in West Africa and Eastern Europe have been indicted in federal court in Manhattan for a plot to move tons of heroin and cocaine from Afghanistan to the United States, and using the proceeds to purchase weapons for use by the Taliban, federal ... More >>
General Stanley McChrystal has a new high-falutin' academic gig! After that whole whoopsie over the Rolling Stone article in which he was quoted making disparaging comments about President Obama and other White House leaders -- and then fired from his post as commander of the Afghanistan war ... More >>
The Senate voted Saturday to extend the filing deadline for both federally-funded extended unemployment benefits and an additional six months of a 65% COBRA subsidy until the end of February. The current filing deadline is December 31 for both programs. One million of the nine million jobless ... More >>
Out of a job? Desperate to pay your mortgage and feed your kids? The folks at something called "The Consumer Standard" have the answer: Online Poker!
Over the weekend, we noticed a pitch from PartyGaming.com, which claims that the key to protecting yourself in this economic downturn is to ga ... More >>
"If I did not think that the security of the United States and the safety of the American people were at stake in Afghanistan," said President Obama last night in a speech at West Point, "I would gladly order every single one of our troops home tomorrow."
But he does think so: Afghanistan i ... More >>
The hot topic in Washington this week is President Obama's upcoming speech at West Point on Tuesday, which is expected to call for deploying 30-35,000 additional troops to Afghanistan. Just ahead of the Sunday news shows, the Senate Foreign Relations committee chaired by John Kerry has releas ... More >>
Well, the apocalypse is creeping up on us today. Thanks to a tendency to neglect sewer systems and to pave over green spaces that would have soaked up excess rainfall, our sewers are backing up and poisoning our waterways with "untreated or partly treated human waste, chemicals and other haza ... More >>
We thought we'd have to wait till November at least for another nude calendar story. But with their forces occupied in Afghanistan and elsewhere, the British Armed Forces needed immediate bucking-up. So a group of military wives have created the Garrison Girls calendar, on which the Daily Ma ... More >>
We've been hoping to put this swine flu thing to rest, but events prevent it. The first native-born U.S. citizen has died from a suspected case -- not an immigrant like the little boy who was our first stateside death, but a 33-year-old teacher in Texas. She has been identified as Judy Trunnel (pic ... More >>
"Lamb shing" peaks out furtively from under its camouflage of raisins and shredded carrots
This week, Counter Culture takes the N train to Astoria's Balkh Shish Kabab House, named after a region in north central Afghanistan right next to the Uzbekistan border, where a version of Persian is the ... More >>
The American military presence in Afghanistan costs about $16 billion a month. What are we getting for the money? "Afghaniscrewed: How I Spent My Fall Vacation" by P.J. Tobia.
When Alan Hevesi was the city's, then the state's comptroller, Jack Chartier and Hank Morris were his "two loyal gatekeepe ... More >>